It’s Junior High 1’s first full day of camp today, and it’s going to be a fun one!
This morning, campers got to participate in the first polar dip, which they can do every day this week for cabin points. After polar dip came flag raising and learning today’s memory verse: Colossians 3:12 with actions.
Take Camp Home: Ask your camper to walk you through the actions of this week’s memory verses (Colossians 3:12-14). See if you can come up with your own actions to a different verse as a family!
Following today’s memory verse, the campers had breakfast and were then dismissed for their TAG time (Time Alone with God).
We then gathered to take the whole camp photo before heading into morning chapel. Each camper will be sent home with the printed out camp photo, but we took a goofy one to share with you here!
Take Camp Home: Look at the printed out camp photo with your camper, and play a game of Where’s Waldo? *Bonus if you can find him in this picture*
For morning chapel this week, we will be splitting up into a boy’s chapel and a girl’s chapel. Today, the girls learned about finding sisterhood in women of God and how we can use our tongues to life one another up. In the boy’s chapel, they talked about being imitators of Christ and that the reason we should imitate Christ is because our ultimate goal is to bring glory to God.
Campers then got to enjoy a little free time before going to clinics and seminars. Campers can choose from a list of options which clinic or seminar they want to go to, which is led by a couple staff members. Clinics are typically an activity, and a seminar is more of a lecture/discussion.
Take Camp Home: Ask your camper what they learned in their seminars or clinics this week. What was their favorite? Maybe it is something they want to explore outside of camp!
After clinics and seminars, campers headed to lunch. Then came today’s mail call skit in the Amphitheater before mail was distributed. The skit today was a game show theme; they chose a random camper from the audience to answer some questions to win the camper’s mail.
Then came free time for crafts, laser tag, zipline, and swim tests!
We then had flag lowering before heading into supper.
After supper, campers got to enjoy a little more free time while the staff set up for “Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge!” This is a game similar to capture the flag, except much more chaotic, and so much fun! It’s my favorite game to watch, and the kids love it.
Take Camp Home: Ask your camper to teach you the “Mighty Mighty Scoop Noodle Challenge” chant. If you have an upcoming event with a large group of people, maybe give the game a try! #mightymightymonday
Up next, campers are heading to evening chapel before cabin devotionals and lights out. What a crazy fun day it has been!